Diverse Dessert for the Eyes

A Listmania! list by Grace Steinbach
 
Lolita
1.  Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "My favorite book. This is not a mere read-it's an experience. Read it before you die."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

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The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold
2.  The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block
The list author says:
  "This is written by my favorite author. She is one of the best storytellers of my generation. Her work should not be limited to just teen readers-adults should read them as well."
£6.24   Used & New from: £0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Ulysses (Oxford World's Classics)
3.  Ulysses (Oxford World's Classics) by James Joyce
The list author says:
  "Amazing-a sixteen year old has read James Joyce :) Whether I 'got' it or not is another issue, but this is a book where you just let its brilliance soak in."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)

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Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
4.  Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "A close second to Lolita. The main character is my favorite in all literature. Once you've read this you'll be wondering why you never did before!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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The Little Prince
5.  The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The list author says:
  "A quirky and beautiful satire on adults that I read again and again. It makes me cry. It's a poignant jewel in literature."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.77
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
6.  The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The list author says:
  "Lewis Carroll is one of the most fascinating human beings. I love this book, and you're mistaken if you think it's limited to children. Not so. This is genius art here for all ages."
£7.69   Used & New from: £1.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

A Clockwork Orange (Penguin Modern Classics)
7.  A Clockwork Orange (Penguin Modern Classics) by Anthony Burgess
The list author says:
  "Truly a classic and not over-rated at all. This story transports you to another world and is about raw, honest human nature, which is fascinating and not to miss."
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

My Cousin My Gastroenterologist
8.  My Cousin My Gastroenterologist by Mark Leyner
The list author says:
  "Wacky short stories of science fiction that hypnotise. This is art so genius it's insane. It quenches your thirst for an extra-ordinary read."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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The Wizard of Oz (Puffin Classics)
9.  The Wizard of Oz (Puffin Classics) by L. Frank Baum
The list author says:
  "The meaning of Baum's work is not as clear as Carroll's-whether it's political satire or more. The zany illustrations and bizarre characters are superb. You will hunger for more when you're done!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)
10.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2) by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "Another book by C.S Lewis that is not to be missed. This is a classic that is a must-read; it is sophisticated and richly told."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (245 customer reviews)

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Coraline
11.  Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "A dark, twisted and frightening work of fiction that recalls Lewis Caroll. It is deliciously bizarre and creepy, yet a sure-to-be classic that is easy to identify with."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

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Wasteland
12.  Wasteland by Francesca Lia Block
The list author says:
  "Yet again, more Block, because I admire her to no end and her work is fantastic. This is brave, taboo subject matter here that she tackles beautifully."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Good Omens
13.  Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett-what can I say? Put two geniuses together and you get Good Omens."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (282 customer reviews)

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Morning in the Burned House
14.  Morning in the Burned House by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "I am a huge fan of poetry being a poet myself, and this collection is astonishing. It's beautifully raw and gritty."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Adult Edition (Harry Potter 6): 6/7
15.  Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Adult Edition (Harry Potter 6): 6/7 by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Who doesn't like Harry Potter? This is the best Potter book, no doubt. It is so much more sophisticated that I often wondered while reading; is this Rowling? It is the gem in the Potter series."
£14.39   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,305 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Emerald Ice: Selected Poems, 1962-87
16.  Emerald Ice: Selected Poems, 1962-87 by Diane Wakoski
The list author says:
  "Really genius poetry that sparkles, just like ice. It's like drinking art."
£15.07   Used & New from: £3.98

Dangerous Angels (Weetzie Bat Books)
17.  Dangerous Angels (Weetzie Bat Books) by Francesca Lia Block
The list author says:
  "Another brilliant work from Block. This writing reminds me of music because it touches your mind and soul at the same time drawing out rainbows of passionate emotions."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Lewis Carroll and Alice (New Horizons)
18.  Lewis Carroll and Alice (New Horizons) by Stephanie Lovett Stoffel
The list author says:
  "A wonderful work on one of the most fascinating humans of all time. I wish I could meet this brilliant man, but reading this book is almost as good."
£7.05   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Peter Pan and Wendy
19.  Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
The list author says:
  "I still read this book! It has dark adult underlying themes, and is storytelling at it's ultimate best."
£13.59   Used & New from: £4.42
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Selected Poems
20.  Selected Poems by E. E. Cummings
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite poets, this has his best work and some of his artwork. This is a must-read for poetry lovers, as it is pure genius."
£9.29   Used & New from: £3.42
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Piano: Screenplay
21.  The Piano: Screenplay by Jane Campion
The list author says:
  "The most haunting and one of the most disturbing written works I have ever read. It is inspiring; I liken it to singing outside during a thunderstorm. It's passionate and gritty all at once."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Thursday's Child
22.  Thursday's Child by Sonya Hartnett
The list author says:
  "A dark read but still thought-provoking and gripping. I read it in one sitting. It's quite inspiring and unique."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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To Kill A Mockingbird
23.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The list author says:
  "A classic that remains a classic, and is not over-rated. It's a blanket that wraps you in comfort and restores my faith in humanity."
£3.49   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (722 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Beatrix Potter Complete Tales: The 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books and 4 Unpublished Works
24.  Beatrix Potter Complete Tales: The 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books and 4 Unpublished Works by Beatrix Potter
The list author says:
  "Beatrix Potter was an amazing poet, writerand artist. Her work inspires me even as I grow older, and I relish it whenever I pick up her quaint, unique books."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)

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The Nutcracker (Miniature Editions)
25.  The Nutcracker (Miniature Editions) by E. T. A. Hoffman
The list author says:
  "Last but not least, my all time favorite. I was obsessed with this as a child and still am. It is dark and sweet at the same time, like chocolate, and will not fail to inspire."
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